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to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> it's a tough ad. dan lothian is at the white house. but i understand the president is fighting back with his own pr strategy because when he makes his big announcement he'll be surrounded by children who wrote letters to him begging for gun control. >> reporter: that's right. you know, we see the white house do this in the past, usually it's around a fiscal fight where the president's putting pressure on congress he'll be surrounded by families from across the country. well, in fact, the president, as you pointed out, will be surrounded by these young kids who wrote letters to the president in the wake of the connecticut shootings. in addition to that, though, a white house official confirming that the president will also be joined with some newtown families, families impacted by the newtown shootings at this event here today. so, clearly this is an effort by the white house to put pressure on lawmakers. as we've been pointing out, there are two tracks here that will take place, things that congress can d
it. >> you didn't mess up. >> turn to dan lothian, let's turn to dan lothian, on the white house lawn this afternoon. all right. one oath down. one to go. the one that everybody is looking forward to tomorrow. how did it go so far? >> that's right. the big ceremonial oath that will take place at the capitol but today the official oath taking place in the blue room at the white house. it lasted only about 30 seconds. the president surrounded by close family members and some friends. it went off without a hitch. it was interesting, after the 30-second swearing-in ceremony, the president hugs the first lady, goes to daughter malia who tells him, i'm happy. the president then telling his youngest daughter sasha, quote, i did it, and she says to him that "you didn't mess up" a preference to the last four years ago when the president and justice roberts essentially stepped on each other and words were left out and they had to do a redo. no redo necessary this time around because they got it right. next up for the president tonight, the president and the vice president will be attending a ce
necessary to protect americans in a harrowing hostage crisis unfolding in algeria. dan rivers is in london to bring us the very latest this morning. dan, good morning to you. algeria is defending a military operation that now has left at least one american and 11 others dead. what can you tell us about that? >> absolutely. this situation is not over yet. i think that is the headline. they're saying they're still pursuing terrorists and some hostages within this sprawling gas plant in the far south of algeria. as you say, the state department has confirmed one death. it's been widely reported he is from texas. the state department not going into further details about how many americans may still be missing. we're waiting for an update from london from the british foreign secretary william hague, chairing an emergency meeting about this. algerian state television is reporting that terrorists were planning to kill all of the hostages and to blow up this plant. so, it could have been a lot worse, had they managed to get through that. in the end algerians went in, freed some 650 people. there a
's plan saying their second amendment rights are under attack. dan lothian is following all these developments in washington. what's the latest? >> the white house sees these recommendations as a way to hopefully curb gun violence and some of these things the president has backed before such as a ban on assault weapons. the president shortly after the connecticut shootings came out in support of that. so that's expected to be in the president's plan. also pressing for a ban on those high capacity magazines with more than ten rounds. that's the important note here. the aim here is to cut down on the ability of a gunman to go in and release up to 30 rounds in a short period of time. in addition, the president will be pushing for universal background checks so that everyone who buys aunder questi goes a criminal or mental health check. in addition the president wants to request funds be available for mental health illnesst to make sure there's money there for those things to be treated and to provide schools with the support they need for enhanced safety. the president is also
weapons ban through. >> let's head to washington and the white house. dan lothian is there, so dan, is the nra right? >> well, you know, i'm not going to make any predictions about what congress may or may not do. as we have learned over the last few years, what i can say is that assault weapons ban does appear to be facing an uphill effort up on capitol hill and i think what's interesting is that the president, right after the mass shooting in connecticut came out and talked about, you know, putting his support behind efforts to reinstate the assault weapons ban and this had been the position of the white house since then but what was interesting last week when the vice president was rolling out what he said what are the top tier recommendations that he had been getting of meeting with several groups he did not mention that at all so there were questions about whether the white house itself may have felt that it was losing steam and there was not support for this on capitol hill. but shortly thereafter, a spokesman for the white house saying the president and the vice president ar
correspondent dan lothian is following all of the developments for us this morning. very nice to have you, dan. >> reporter: good morning. >> we know the vice president has sent forth his recommendations. we don't have a copy but you know some of the de-dales in it. could you share with us? >> reporter: that's right interesting that the vice president said today would be the day he would recommend the proposals to the president. he met with the president yesterday and both of them starting reviewing some of the recommendations, the president pointing out that later in the week he'll talk in more detail about what his administration plans to do going forward. some of it will require congressional approval. other things the president plans to do on his own such as a registry, the president said, or getting more data in tracking the weapons that are used by criminals. the president yesterday during his news conference gave a hint as to what the proposals will look like. take a listen. >> what you can count on is the things that i have said in the past, the belief that we have to have stronger bac
it a terrorist attack as well. for more, let's go to dan rivers in london. what are the latest reports there on the hostage situation? >> effectively, according to the minister of information in algeria, this is a standoff. the algerian security forces surrounded this gas plant in the far east of algeria. the islamists are holed up inside, holding a number of western hostages. we don't know the exact numbers. there's been a press conference this morning from the norwegian stat oil company. it is saying that it had 17 employees there, 5 escaped. and therefore 12 remain unaccounted for. not clear if all are being held hostage or if some escaped into the desert. it's a confused situation. the state department confirmed there are americans among those being held. we understand as well possibly british, japanese, french as well as those norwegians. a number of countries being embroiled in this hostage crisis which looks like it may have been precipitated by algeria's decision to allow french planes to fly of the country as part of its ongoing military campaign in mali to the south. >> i kno
on the u.s. government and one of the most prestigious universities in the united states. dan simon is "outfront." >> a brilliant computer programmer. a world-class university, and a federal prosecutor. a three-way collision that some speculate led to a deepening depression for 26-year-old aaron schwartz. schwartz was best known as the co founder of reddit, a widely used social news and entertainment website built around user submitted content. president obama even used reddit to reach more than 5 million voters in his re-election campaign. most of them young people. in his short live, he became a folk hero, pushing to make web content free. but with prosecutors pressing serious charges, schwartz hanged himself friday in his brooklyn apartment. his lawyer said he doesn't know what put him over the edge, but the notion of prison time had him deeply worried. >> i know this case was weighing heavily on his mind and was a significant source of stress for him. >> the freedom to connect, like freedom of speech or like the freedom to murder. >> the case stemming from schwartz's passionate
mission to end gun violence and we'll talk to connecticut's governor dan malloy about his effort and vice president biden's task force which is expected to present its recommendations tomorrow. we want to begin right here and right now with how the community is coming together spiritually and how people, parents are dealing with so much loss. matt and jennifer hubbard join me. they lost their daughter catherine violet, a little girl who loved life and especially loved animals. i appreciate you both being with us. i know it's not easy. >> sure. >> how are you holding up? >> it's hard. we're going day by day. first, it's hour by hour. now day by day. >> sometimes minute by minute. >> sometimes minute by minute. it changes. it changes. >> it comes in waves. >> it does, and every day for us, i think, is a new first. you know, we're doing new things with the three of us. it's a new first. >> getting through the holidays must have been -- >> yes and no. at first we thought how are we going to do christmas? christmas is about hope and it's about peace. and i think through the entire situation, t
their second amendment rights are under attack. dan lothian following all of those developments for us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, soledad. the white house sees this package that the president will be rolling out, as a comprehensive way to try to curb gun violence, the president will be doing something we've seen in the past. when he is trying to get something through congress, he involves the public. when he makes the announcement later on this morning, he will be surrounded by young kids. these are kids who wrote intimate letters to the president after the connecticut shootings. that in itself is also under attack. getting criticism that the president is using kids as props as he pushes this policy. that, though, will be the back drop as the president lays out what sources say will be the comprehensive package, focused on an assault weapons ban and pressing for a ban on high-capacity magazines and this is the new part, with more than 10 rounds. this should impact gunmen who won't be able to fire off as many rounds as quickly as we've seen in some of the shootings. un
on lance's team. i don't buy for a minute if you read tyler hamilton and dan quayle's book "the secret race," maybe at that level, where -- the level meaning tyler was a mountain climber and in 1999 and 2000 it was three guys who were on this sophisticated doping program, but even frankie and i who saw the usada report and read that book, it was new to us. it was completely new to us. 2000 was the turning point. 2001 on if you wanted to be on lance armstrong's winning tour team, then i would say, yeah, you had to do what it takes. >> he was the co-owner. >> he was the co-owner of the team, he made the decision who was fired -- who was fired and how much they got paid. for him to say he wasn't, when i say he was cherry picking, last night he was truthful with some things, and with other things he just wasn't truthful. >> but, betsy, basically lance armstrong was setting conditions such that the only way you could compete successfully was to dope. >> the only way to win. the only way to win was to dope. you could compete, but lance didn't want you did -- you wouldn't win. >> right. >> if you
are injured. this is according to captain dan sutter with the st. louis fire department. says that there are two adult males. they are in critical condition but he wouldn't say if one of the victims was the shooter, wouldn't talk details with either of those injuries and that's what we have so far. thanks so much for being with me. joe johns in the situation room today. hey, joe. >> hey, brooke. >>> happening now, president obama decides to go big on gun reform acting on his own and asking congress for reform that will be hard to pass. we'll hear part of oprah winfrey's reaction to lance armstrong's confession. plus, an exclusive look inside a lab that could save your life. see how close we are to a super vaccine to keep you from getting the flu for years. wolf blitzer's off today. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." we begin now with a guessing game about what is in president obama's so called comprehensive proposals to cut down on gun violence. the president and vice president are set to unveil their plans tomorrow and even though officials are trying to keep the
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